Australia’s highest court has launched its Justices’ Policy on Workplace Conduct, which aims to ensure that the High Court of Australia is a safe and respectful workplace for all persons who are officers, employees, contractors and service providers by defining clear standards of appropriate conduct by the Chief Justice and six Justices.
The policy covers inappropriate conduct, including bullying, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. It also outlines the complaints and investigations process at the Court, and commits to an annual review of the policy informed by annual anonymous surveys.
Note: The Judicial College of Victoria has launched a growing resource to provide information and education on sexual harassment for those who work in Victorian Courts and VCAT. The resource has been updated to include details about the High Court's new policy on workplace conduct for justices.